Princeton University Library Catalog

Scroogenomics : why you shouldn't buy presents for the holidays / Joel Waldfogel.

Author:
Waldfogel, Joel, 1962- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2009.
Description:
173 p. ; 16 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Spending and satisfaction -- U.S. holiday spending -- How much waste occurs at Christmas? -- Why we do it : are gift recipients crackheads, or what? -- Giving and waste around the world -- A century of American Yuletide spending -- Have yourself a borrowed little Christmas -- Is Christmas like spam, underwear, or caviar? -- Christmas and commercialism : are Santa and Jesus on the same team? : if so, who's team captain? -- Stop carping : it's all for the best -- Making giving more efficient with cash and gift cards -- Giving and redistribution -- Solutionsm--making gift giving a force for good.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780691142647 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0691142645 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2009006177
RCP:
N - S